Rugby legend ‘Master’ Ian Mac, remembered worldwide.
The passing away of coach Ian McIntosh who was born and breed in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 1938 was received with shock across the World of Rugby.
McIntosh had relocated to South Africa, where he was mentoring players.
In 1993&1994 he coached the Springboks in 12 tests until last year’s 24-8 victory.
He played a major role the Springboks team. In 2003, he became the head of Coach of both South AFRICA’S senior national men’s rugby team.
He also made history at the Currie Cup title, as the Sharks appeared for the first time under his wings.
He won the 1992,95 and 1996 Currie Cup.
He was also one of the founders of the legendary matches played between, Mzansi and Zimbabwe in 2013.
The last team that conquered the Wallabies in Australia, as Boks were under his wings.
Mac was honoured by the World Rugby with the Prestigious Vernon Push Award for Distinguished Service in 2013.
While the Sharks had honoured him by naming entry gate at King Park Stadium under his name.
The South Africa’s Rugby Union praised the late legendary for his hard work and knowledge he contributed to the sport.
“Mac’ never stopped working and believed in giving back to the game that he loved so much. As South African rugby, we owe him so much gratitude for what he’s done, and we honour him for the role he played in the game, both here and internationally, “said SARU Boss (Mark Alexander.)
“He will be remembered as Springboks and Sharks coach, who plotted the unthinkable in 1990 when the ‘Banana Boys ‘ beat the mighty Bulls in the Currie Cup Final in Pretoria, “said Mark Alexander
McIntosh aged 84 passed away early Wednesday morning.